Nineteen Katherines to be exact. That’s how many girlfriends named Katherine, child prodigy Colin Singleton has had. The last one, referred to as K XIX, is the one that broke him. He has a piece missing and doesn’t know how to fix it. He speaks multiple languages and can make an anagram out of any word, but cannot heal/find/replace this missing piece.
Colin having just graduated from High School in Chicago decides to go on a road trip with his best friend and religious-ish Muslim, Hassan.
They talk, the fight, they say “Dingleberry” and love Hardees’s Thickburgers.
They also get a job in the middle of nowhere and make $500 a week. Also, Colin makes his second friend ever, Lindsey.
Colin tries to prove to prove a theoretical math equation in his spare time. I did say he is a child prodigy which apparently equals nerd/geek.
Drama is a given. You will not be disappointed.
Themes include the unknown future, confronting insecurities, and being true to yourself. All three main characters go though all three of these themes.
John Green, how I love thee. This book was one of the most interesting and mind stimulating reads I’ve experienced in a long time. Not only does it go in depth into math with graphs. It also has multiple languages – including my favorite, German.
If you’re not into finding out the answer to if you can predict wither or not a relationship will last, or have an appreciation for other languages, this may not be the book for you.
Don’t worry; it had an appendix and footnotes. You won’t get lost. This was a witty, funny, and an entertaining read. It only took this avid reader a few hours to devour all of its contents.